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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

A fossilized mosquito filled with blood has been found that dates back over 46 million years.

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The discovery is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and represents an intriguing step towards the ideas outlined in the movie Jurassic Park in which DNA from blood retrieved from a prehistoric insect trapped in amber is used to create modern day dinosaurs.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:05 PM

Someone tell them up front not to use frog DNA to fill in the gaps.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:57 PM

Mac E: HAHA!!


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

So, I suppose this find also answers the question as to which came first, that the mosquito preceded the homo erectus swat.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

View Posthighdesert50, on 15 October 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

So, I suppose this find also answers the question as to which came first, that the mosquito preceded the homo erectus swat.

lol. That was funny.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

So it begins XD


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

Bring them back to life! I dream of a day where a father and son wakes at 4 am, put on the camo, grab a cup of coffe and jump in an old, beat up, pickup truck. They enter the forest early and begin calling with a T-Rexanator game call. A twig in the silence snaps! Then theres running and screaming and praying, GOD!!! what was I thinking!

Edited by maximusnow, 15 October 2013 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

View PostMac E, on 15 October 2013 - 12:05 PM, said:

Someone tell them up front not to use frog DNA to fill in the gaps.
Oh, yeah. Ooooo, ahhhhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:05 PM

Don't forget the part where the sneaky govt guy, that got them into this, gets eaten.


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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

I'm no palaeontologist, but isn't 46 million years a bit recent  for us to start planning cages for T-Rex's etc? At that age, the blood's more likely to have come from a hippo or a camel.

Edited by ealdwita, 15 October 2013 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

View Postealdwita, on 15 October 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

I'm no palaeontologist, but isn't 46 million years a bit recent  for us to start planning cages for T-Rex's etc? At that age, the blood's more likely to have come from a hippo or a camel.

That is true. Classical dino's were long extinct before the mosquito even came around, and the blood  likely came from a thin skin bird(dino descendants), or some dead carcass of some other animal as you described.

Edited by pallidin, 15 October 2013 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

My dreams dashed again. Hav always hoped they could resurrect the dinos


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

http://www.popsci.co...s-half-life-dna

Unfortunately, the current thinking is that we won't be able to produce dinosaurs by fossilized DNA.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:48 PM

View Postealdwita, on 15 October 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

I'm no palaeontologist, but isn't 46 million years a bit recent  for us to start planning cages for T-Rex's etc? At that age, the blood's more likely to have come from a hippo or a camel.

Heck no! Ancient alien! Or possibly a Dimaitherium.





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